Deer Season Dates and Bag Limits 

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2016 Deer Season Opening Dates

  • Archery Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
  • Muzzleloader Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
  • Modern Gun Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016
  • Special Youth Modern Gun Nov. 5, 2016 and Jan. 7, 2017
  • Private Land Anterless Only Modern Gun Oct. 29, 2016

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Zones: 1
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Five deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Five antlerless with archery;
  • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
More:

Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 1.
  • Button bucks count as antlerless deer.
  • No antler-point restrictions on harvest.
  • In Madison and Carroll counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Back yard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.  
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Zones: 1A
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 1A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 2
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

Zone Bag Limit
Five deer, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Five antlerless with archery;
  • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
More:

Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 2.
  • Button bucks count as antlerless deer.
  • No antler-point restrictions on harvest.
  • In Boone, Carroll, Marion, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Back yard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.  
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Zones: 3
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
More:

Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 3.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
  • In Boone and Marion counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Backyard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts. 
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Zones: 4
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-13 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
More:

Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
Zones: 4A
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
 Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 17-19
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 11 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
More:

Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 4B
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-20 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
More:

Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4B.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 5
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-13, Nov. 19-20 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
More:

Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 5A
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
 Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 17-19
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 11 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
More:

Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 5B
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery:
Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-20 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
More:

Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5B.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 6
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 6.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
  • In Johnson, Logan, Madison, Newton, Pope, Searcy and Yell counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Back yard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.  
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Zones: 6A
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 6A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
  • In Searcy Counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Backyard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.  
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Zones: 7
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • One doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 7.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
  • In Johnson, Logan, Pope and Yell counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Backyard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Zones: 8
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 8.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
  • In Johnson and Pope counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Backyard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products
Zones: 8A
Opens:
Limits:
2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 8A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Zones: 9
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 18 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 9.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Zones: 10
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 10.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Zones: 11
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Three deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Three does with archery;
    • One doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 4 in Deer Zone 11.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    • In Logan and Yell counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
      • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
        • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
        • Food plots are allowed year-round.
        • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
        • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
        • Backyard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
        • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
        • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.
      • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
        • deboned meat
        • antlers
        • cleaned skull plates
        • teeth
        • hides
        • taxidermy products
    Zones: 12
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 18 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Six deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 18 in Deer Zone 12.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Zones: 13
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 18 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 18 in Deer Zone 13.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Zones: 14
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 17-19
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 11 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting No. 12-Dec. 11 in Deer Zone 14.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Zones: 15
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 17-19
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 11 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 11 in Deer Zone 15.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Zones: 16
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 25 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 16.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Zones: 16A
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 25 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 25 in Deer Zone 16A.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Zones: 17
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2016-17 Deer Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
    Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 25 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Six deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.  
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 12-Dec. 25 in Deer Zone 17.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.